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Christmas cake bites

Christmas cake bites

My recipe for a glazed fruit &nut vegan Christmas cake is here. Rich fruitcake Glazed vegan fruitcake
A Cake to Eat by the Fireside

A Cake to Eat by the Fireside

As the afternoons get darker, I find myself heading indoors, lighting candles, cosying up by the fire and leafing through recipe books

Favourite Five Apple Recipes

Apples, and specifically British apples, are my favourite fruit. Apple Cake – This a deliciously moist gluten-free cake, based on one in Nigella’s Feast
Golden Italian Christmas Cake

Golden Italian Christmas Cake

As you can see from the picture the cake is lighter in colour than a normal Christmas fruitcake, I will now store the cake for a couple of weeks, lovingly feeding it with Amaretto until its time to decorate

Simple and in Season: December and January Round-Up

This is a great recipe for the slightly reluctant vegetable eater as these look a bit like chips, they taste sweeter but handily, unlike potato based chips or fries, these count towards your five a day
Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding

Vegan Sticky Toffee Pudding

Beat together until the mixture becomes soft and light. Chocolate, biscuits, cereal, marshmallows and even fruit in
Mini Plain and Cappuccino Pavlova

Mini Plain and Cappuccino Pavlova

It is a meringue cake with a crisp crust and soft, light inside, usually topped with fruit and, optionally, whipped cream
Cream tea anyone?

Cream tea anyone?

I have been baking recipes for years from this  book. I use them a lot more at Xmas time, Nigella's Xmas being a fave,and you can always rely on Delia
Chocolate Banana Brazil Brownies - of sorts

Chocolate Banana Brazil Brownies - of sorts

And if you want to do what I normally do and subscribe to the notion that fruit = 'healthy' in a cake context, these do have bananas in (squishy ones at that) and brazil nuts - which I always count as 'health' food after reading Nigella's homage to chocolate coated brazil nuts

The Baptism Picnic

Light, fresh, delicious and easy. The non-alcholic drink was Elderflower & Passion Fruit Cooler from Nigella’s book Summer and proved very popular with the designated drivers
Khaliat Nahl with Cream Cheese or Toffee & Nuts

Khaliat Nahl with Cream Cheese or Toffee & Nuts

caramels, chocolate, chocolate-covered caramels, dry fruit. Once Khaliat Nahl is cooked remove from oven and pour over the glaze, if using a loose-base cake tin then place a tin/tray underneath to catch any drips
Cook Once Eat Twice January 2017

Cook Once Eat Twice January 2017

Mincemeat was a popular ingredient with a few recipes containing mincemeat plus a beautiful light vegan mincemeat if you wanted to make it yourself
What do with the quince harvest

What do with the quince harvest

Uncover and allow to reduce to a light syrup which will take about an hour. They have a wonderful aroma if you keep them in a fruit bowl in the kitchen but they have to be cooked before they give up their delicious flavour